Underground Railroad Series Presented by the Manheim Township Historical Society – Part One

Saturday, August 20th 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Morgan A, Morgan B, Morgan C

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Leroy Hopkins will present a three part series lecture and power point on the Underground Railroad. Leroy was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a Black history?” He has been answering it ever since.

Part 1: Enslaved Africans in Lancaster County. Who were the owners? How were the Africans used? And the growth of local free African societies.